Academic Leadership

Gail Gold, Headmaster

Ms. Gold is from the northeast and has a Bachelor of Arts from Central Connecticut State University and a Master of Arts from Ottawa University. She majored in Elementary Education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction, and holds a minor in child and adolescent psychology.

She has taught grades PK-6 and has taught adults, as well. In her classroom instruction, she strives to animate minds and create proactive thinkers through learning activities that combine both joy and rigor. She believes that all children deserve unconditional positive regard, and that a warm smile goes a long way.

Alexis Bussiere, French Program Director

Mr. Bussiere is from Haute-Loire, France and has a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Blaise Pascal (Clermont-Ferrand). He is a certified elementary teacher through the French Ministry of National Education. He speaks French and English. He has taught since 2000 in different grade levels, including 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. He taught many years around Paris and in multilevel class groupings in Haute-Loire. He also taught children with learning disabilities. This is Mr. Bussiere's 11th year as a 1st grade teacher. He joined ISA in 2010.